Sunday, January 29, 2017

Domestic and sexual violence: how it is affects our community, February 26, 2017

Angela Sherburne, development coordinator of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) in Whatcom County, will present an interactive forum on the agency’s mission, services, plans, accomplishments, challenges and needs at the Sunday Forum of Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) on Sunday, February 5, at 9:15 a.m.

The mission of DVSAS is to support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power. Serving individuals throughout Whatcom County, DVSAS is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to heal victims and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

With client-centered, accessible housing and support services, DVSAS empowers victims and survivors while offering safe housing and the possibility of a new life. The agency is committed to providing the full spectrum of support and services that victims need after the trauma of partner violence or sexual assault. At the same time, DVSAS also offers preventative education to break the cycle of violence once and for all.

For more information about this Sunday forum, please contact BUF at 360-733-3837 or The phone number for DVSAS is 360-671-5714.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Whose Lives Really Matter to Unitarians? January 29, 2017

BUF members, Erika Moore and Lauralee Carbone, will present a Sunday Forum on “Whose Lives Really Matter to Unitarians?” on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. The worship service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

How much do black lives matter to Unitarians? Do all Unitarians, consistent with their seven principles, consider the Black Lives Matter movement an integral part of their social justice focus? Have all Unitarians had their consciousness raised and are they all confident that they exhibit no bias or prejudice? Are all Unitarians entirely open to attracting new members who are a variety of skin hues? Join us for an interactive discussion on how to ensure that our fellowship progresses in ensuring that black lives matter at BUF.